Bookkeeper fees are much lower than Accountants or CPAs. By having a bookkeeper maintain your financial records you will save time and money should you need to consult an accountant. Bookkeepers typically do the following:
They may also be able to:
Certified Public Accountants
An accountant can assist you with your income tax, and give you assistance with the development of your business, by offering:
Doing it yourself
You are going to be busy during the first year of business. You should seriously think about hiring some help in the beginning. If you have some experience in bookkeeping you might feel up to the challenge of managing your own records. Learning how to use bookkeeping software such as QuickBooks can help you avoid some of the pitfalls of money management.
Visit the QuickBooks website to purchase software and training material.
This website outlines the basics of business bookkeeping; a good place to start.
Mom really does know best! A group of moms developed this resource to help others start profitable small businesses. Be sure to checkout the free spreadsheet and bookkeeping checklist.
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